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Formed in 2013, Gamechanger Salon (GS) describes itself as a digital "space" where "1,400+ change makers from different 'worlds' of the [progressive] movement" can communicate with one another to share information, trade ideas, and strategize via a closed Google group. The overriding objective is to "build a stronger, more coordinated, more game-changing movement for the 21st century." Much, though not all, of what the network does is unavailable for public review. Emphasizing the need for discretion, GS's policy manual directs members "not to write things to the list that you wouldn't feel comfortable saying publicly (or that you wouldn't want to be subpoenaed by a Grand Jury or broadcast on Fox News)."
According to two GS members who, on condition of anonymity, spoke extensively with the website FitsNews.com about GS's activities, Gamechanger members include some of America's "biggest movers and shakers" and "most hard core leftists." These individuals, the sources added, "grace the nightly news and write for some of the most influential publications in the nation." Moreover, "the [Obama] White House uses their talking points."
From GS's inception, said the sources, "The object of this group was to protect Barack Obama at all costs, and [to] push progressive messaging around the country." That messaging has included heavy doses of pro-labor union propaganda and radical environmentalism. In addition, GS seeks to influence national politics as well. Among the group's favorite political figures is Democratic U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, who reportedly enjoys the support of at least 60% of Gamechanger members.
The existence of GS was first uncovered by MediaTrackers.org in July 2013, via an open-records inquiry into the actions of University of Wisconsin professor Joel Rogers, who happened to be a member of the group.
The founder and moderator of GS is Billy Wimsatt, who worked for the Obama presidential campaign and the Ohio Democratic Party in 2008; contributed columns to the Huffington Post for a number of years until 2012; and currently serves as the chief ideas officer at Gamechanger Labs, an incubator for left-wing political and social action.
Other prominent names on GS's membership list are
Medea Benjamin and Katrina vanden Heuvel.
Additional GS members include individuals closely affiliated with such influential leftist organizations as 350.org, the ACLU, the AFL-CIO, Al Jazeera, the American Federation of Teachers, Americans United, Amnesty International, Avaaz, the Campaign for America's Future, the Campaign for Peace and Democracy, Campus Progress, Catholics United, the Center for American Progress, the Center for Community Change, the Center for Economic and Policy Research, the Center for Media and Democracy, the Center for Popular Democracy, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the Center on Wisconsin Strategy, the Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, Code Pink, Color of Change, Common Cause, the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Democracy For America, the Democratic Party, Demos, Dream Defenders, the Economic Policy Institute, the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, EMILY's List, the Energy Action Coalition, Faith in Public Life, Free Press, Free Speech TV, the Funders' Committee for Civic Participation, Generational Alliance, Global Exchange, Green For All, Greenpeace, Healthcare-NOW, the Huffington Post, the Institute for Policy Studies, J Street, Jewish Voice for Peace, Journolist, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the Leadership Center for the Common Good, the League of Conservation Voters, the League of Young Voters, the Media Fund, Media Matters for America, the Movement Strategy Center, MoveOn, the NAACP, NARAL Pro-Choice America, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, the National Education Association, National People's Action, the National Priorities Project, the National Wildlife Federation, NDN (formerly the New Democrat Network), Netroots Nation, the New America Foundation, the New Organizing Institute, Occupy Wall Street, One Nation Working Together, Organizing For Action, Organizing For America, the Peace Action Network, People for the American Way, People Improving Communities Through Organizing, Planned Parenthood, the Ploughshares Fund, Political Research Associates, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Progressive Majority, Progressive Strategies LLC, ProgressNow, Project Vote, Public Campaign, Public Citizen, the Raging Grannies, Rebuild The Dream, Rock the Vote, Salsa Labs, the Service Employees International Union, the Sierra Club, State Voices, the Sunlight Foundation, the Surdna Foundation, SUSTAIN, The Nation, The Other 98%, the U.S. Climate Action Network, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, UNITE HERE!, the United Food & Commercial Workers International Union, the United States Student Association, United We Dream, USAction, the Voter Participation Center, Wikipedia, the Wilderness Society, Win Without War, the Working Families Party, and the Young Invincibles.
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Some thoughts on Subud
3 w's 'New Dawn'
The relatively unknown New Age religion (or cult) of Subud has been in the news ever since the unexpected and untimely death of Loretta Fuddy, the Hawaiian official who vouched for the authenticity of Barack Obama’s so-called “long-form birth certificate” (LFCOLB). Fuddy, it was learned, was once chairperson of Subud USA. Inexplicably, it’s also reported that Fuddy was a very devout Catholic. How is that possible?
Anyone with even a passing familiarity with the Roman Catholic faith would have to wonder how a woman described by her parish priest as a devout Catholic could possibly also be an official of a group like Subud.
A website that researches religions and cults from a “Christian perspective” has flagged Subud as a dangerous cult. While the site focuses upon organizations in New Zealand, their research and analysis concerning Subud is nevertheless valuable: [emphasis added to quotes]
Once a very secretive New Age cult, Subud is now expanding and becoming more open, and no longer hides its teachings behind password-protected web sites. …
Subud was founded in the 1920s in Java, Indonesia by Muhammad Subuh Sumohadiwidjojo (b. 1901, d. 1987), who is normally called Bapak (“Father”) by Subud members. …
The founder’s daughter took over leadership when her father died. From Indonesia she picks names for many children and some adults, which helps reinforce group identity (another sign Subud is a cult). This leader is considered to have all the power of her father, who proclaimed himself to be a Christ-like/Muhammad-like figure and was believed by some to be the second coming of Christ. …
Central to Subud practice is the latihan – an occult activity like transcendental meditation which according to Dr Stephen Urlich, a Christchurch scientist who wrote an article published in a journal of the American Psychological Association, involves “uninhibited weeping, shouting, writhing, moaning and speaking in tongues” and that “laughing, jumping and dancing can occur”. …
Some Subud members call the latihan “getting opened” which is appropriate for an activity that involves opening oneself to demonic manipulation.
Subud has been known to practice strong relationship control, and in a 1964 study cited by Dr Urlich, 24 cases linked Subud to “schizophrenic episodes requiring hospitalisation”. … This is not true of most religious experience and is strong evidence of cultic practice when it occurs. …
Roman Catholic teaching about the occult is straight forward:
Don’t dabble, for the sake of your own soul.
For example, here’s a Catholic perspective on Ouija boards:
… The Ouija board is far from harmless, as it is a form of divination (seeking information from supernatural sources). The fact of the matter is, the Ouija board really does work, and the only “spirits” that will be contacted through it are evil ones. …
On the experiential side of the issue, we have the testimony of the Church’s exorcists. …
Some investigating supernatural phenomena from a Catholic perspective have gone so far as to say that 90 percent of their very worst cases involving demonic activity have been linked to the use of the Ouija board.
Simply put, nothing positive can ever come from the use of the Ouija board, and God warns us against such things for our own spiritual safety.
One of the most infamous cases of demonic possession involved a Ouija board, through which a young man was “getting opened” to supernatural entities, while trying to contact his deceased aunt. A Catholic demonologist explained:
The enemy almost never appears in their true form, they lie and deceive constantly. We know from experience that many cases of demonic oppression and possession start with a “harmless” or “helpful” spirit haunting or interaction.
They sometimes start with communications with what seems to be a dearly departed relative or helpful spirit guide, or a pitiful soul that needs your help. …
There is always an act of free will involved in letting a demon enter your body; you just might be unaware that it is a demon. Your permission might be given in response to a deception, but the door is opened nonetheless. You should never assume that you can get something out once you let it in. …
It seems rather obvious that the practice of latihan after “getting opened” in Subud is inconsistent with Catholicism (and with other Christian faiths, as well). That the founder of that cult was believed by some to be the second coming of Jesus Christ should certainly turn inconsistency into absolute dichotomy.
Loretta Fuddy was known by another name, which is consistent with Subud practice. She went by Deliana. Was this a Subud name bestowed upon her by Ibu Siti Rahayu? If so, that name was used in both her obituaries as well as at her funeral, so it was known to her pastor. What gives?
See no evil; hear no evil; speak no evil.
Or at the very least don’t seek it out! Sometimes there’s a lot of wisdom in those old adages, although we might add:
Recognize evil; reject evil; repulse evil.
Reports that Obama and his mother Ann belonged to this cult drew me to this group.
If you do go to the link at the top notice the 'spider web.' The logo of subud looks like a web.
You will not believe your EARS when you hear this Jordanian Palestinian leader tell it like it is in GAZA!
.. “The Muslim Brotherhood in America and really around the world are like termites. They burrow into a host society. They eat away at it until the day comes where they are ready to make their move.”
Eric Stakelbeck ?
I can show YOU one of it , in our people's daily . The ConverTs are exposed to it : The practice of Wahhabist Religi in our school ; ( unnoticed - but dangerous in the longrun ) . A must to read Qur'an? , with the pretext to understand cultures ? Actually it's a poison ; poisoning our kid's nerve ; They have to read, sing it , memorize it without knowing the meaning ! It will disturb the nerve system , wasting time ; reduce the energy to learn other better thing. We must stop this practice , if we want to save America . Soon as Possible .
• The Fruits of Christ’s work
Mt. 25:34 – “Then the King will say to those
on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by
my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for
you from the foundation of the world.’ ”
The kingdom, bought and established by Christ,
was prepared from the foundation of the world;
but not only, but also prepared for the Church,
from the foundation of the world. He has had
His elect in His mind since before the beginning.
2 Tim. 1:9 – “… Who saved us and called us to a
holy calling, not because of our works but because
of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in
Christ Jesus before the ages began …”
Again, the Church, called by the grace known only
through Christ Jesus, before the ages began.
Tit. 1:2 – “… In hope of eternal life, which God,
who never lies, promised before the ages began …”
Eternal life, promised before the ages began. Promise
speaks of grace, given before any man existed to try
to earn his salvation.
Eph. 1:4 – “… Even as he chose us in him before
the foundation of the world, that we should be holy
and blameless before him.”
The Church, chosen through Christ before the
foundation of the world.
Rev. 17:8 – “The beast that you saw was, and is not,
and is about to rise from the bottomless pit and go to
destruction. And the dwellers on earth whose names
have not been written in the book of life from the
foundation of the world will marvel to see the beast,
because it was and is not and is to come.”
The division is drawn between those whose names are
written in the book of life and those who are not, and
both were established before the foundation of the world.
Jude 4 – “For certain people have crept in unnoticed
who long ago were designated for this condemnation,
ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into
sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.”
Again, the lost and those who would corrupt the Church
were so designated from long ago.
These words about the Church touch upon the translation
issue concerning Rev. 13:8 noted above. As Eph. 1:4 says
explicitly, “Even as he chose us in him before the
foundation of the world …” The Church does not exist
without the work of Christ. Without the sinless God-man,
nailed to a cross, dead, buried, resurrected in His same
body that came out of Mary’s womb, and ascended to the
Father to send the Holy Spirit, the Church does not exist.
The Church cannot be named from before the foundations
of the world without the work of Christ being established
from before the foundations of the world. If the Church is
so designated, then it presupposes the work of the Cross.
Christ Crucified Before the Foundation of the World by Craig Davis
Tomorrow: • The unsearchable riches
…let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith…
Living The Extraordinary Life
Have you always longed to live a life that’s beyond the ordinary? Well, you can. You can live in the realm of the extraordinary and even the impossible by the power of the Holy Spirit when you keep your eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of your faith!
The disciple Peter was able to walk on water as long as his eyes were on Jesus. Remember that Peter was just an ordinary man like you and me. But as long as he looked to Jesus, the Holy Spirit was able to work and Peter could do the impossible. And he was doing fine until he took his eyes off Jesus and considered the boisterous wind (Matthew 14:30). The devil must have whispered in his ear, “You’re not supposed to be walking on water. Don’t you know that? Look at the huge waves. Feel the strong wind. You are going to drown!” And the moment Peter took his eyes off Jesus and looked at his natural circumstances, logic took over and told him that he could not walk on water. That’s when he began to sink.
Beloved, realize that the Spirit of God works to the measure you keep your eyes on Jesus. Today, if you’re being rocked by 10-foot waves of sickness, debt or depression, don’t fix your eyes on the storm. Keep your eyes instead on the Lord. As you meditate on His glory and grace, faith will arise. And you will see His Spirit empower you with His wisdom, His strength and His limitless resources to walk in victory over every single storm!
(The Blaze) – An Islamist-allied militia group “secured” a U.S. Embassy residential compound in Libya’s capital, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting, one of its commanders said Sunday.
Video from the scene shows a strange sight: Islamist fighters having a pool party.
An Associated Press journalist walked through the compound Sunday after the Dawn of Libya, an umbrella group for Islamist militias, invited onlookers inside. Some windows at the compound had been broken, but it appeared most of the equipment there remained untouched. The journalist saw treadmills, food, televisions and computers still inside.
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Video posted to YouTube showed Islamist fighters swarming the compound, cheering and diving into the swimming pool.
A commander for the Dawn of Libya group, Moussa Abu-Zaqia, told the AP that his forces had entered and been in control of the compound since last week, a day after it has seized control of the capital and its strategic airport after weeks of fighting with a rival militia. Abu-Zaqia said the rival militia was in the compound before his troops took it over.
A video posted online showed men playing in a pool at the compound. In a message on Twitter, U.S. Ambassador to Libya Deborah Jones said the video appeared to have been shot in at the embassy’s residential annex.
She also said it appeared the compound was being “safeguarded” and was not “ransacked.”
The fighting prompted diplomats and thousands of Tripoli residents to flee. Dozens were killed in the fighting.
On July 26, U.S. diplomats evacuated to neighboring Tunisia under a U.S. military escort. The State Department said embassy operations would be suspended until the security situation improved.
The Dawn of Libya militia is deployed around the capital and has called on foreign diplomats to return now that the fighting has subsided.
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